Lunar Poles

 

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I wanted to make an interactive lamp that can interact with people and change the light based on people’s needs. How many things we can control as human beings? Technology helps us to increase the number of things that we can control, but still there is out there the unknown. Thinking about the "unknown" I took my inspiration from the outer space.



Permanent human habitation on a planetary body other than the earth was one of the science fictions's most prevalent times. As technology has advanced and concerns about the future of humanity on earth have increased, the argument that space colonization is an achievable and worthwhile goal has gained momentum. The moon, because of its proximity to earth, has been seen as the most obvious natural expansion after earth.I created "creatures" from clay, a natural material, and I used technology to change the lighting. The physical parts can rotate, giving the sense that they are alive. A combination of blue and red leds can change the spatial experience, whereas the user can add the green hue from a distance.



 

Concept

How many things you can control in outer space ?

How can you change the whole spatial experience ?

 

Working on the prototype

Arduino, clay,RGB LEDs, Potentiometer

I created "creatures" from clay, a natural material, and I used technology to change the lighting. The physical parts can rotate, giving the sense that they are alive. A combination of blue and red leds can change the spatial experience, whereas the user can add the green hue from a distance.



Video from the presentation 

date_ Fall 2012

project by_ Konstantia Koulidou

 

an interactive lamp